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“Great sandwiches and it's a microbrewery too!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Figure Eight Brewing

Figure Eight Brewing
150 Washington Street, Valparaiso, IN
+1 219-477-2000
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Ranked #28 of 130 Restaurants in Valparaiso
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Description: Mission Our mission is to make great beer and share it. Utilizing the best ingredients while synthesizing classic and innovative brewing styles and techniques, riding on the edge of where beer has gone and where beer is going. Company Overview Figure Eight Brewing is a small craft brewery located just an hour southeast of Chicago in Valparaiso, Indiana. We believe in making great beer and enjoying life to its fullest. Hours: Open Wed-Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-9pm. Sunday Carryout available! Description A fun brewpub on the Courthouse Square in downtown Valparaiso. We have 11 of our handcrafted brews on tap, homemade rootbeer and a light menu of sandwiches, salads, appetizers and desserts and are family friendly.
Valparaiso, Indiana
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70 reviews 70 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Great sandwiches and it's a microbrewery too!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Any sandwich on the menu is a good value as one can get a cup of delicious (ours was corn chowder) soup as a side. I had the bratwurst soaked in stout and my wife had their version of a reuben. Both were delicious. If you don't fancy a sandwich from the large selection, there's a tempting mac&cheese dish on the menu. They have a range of ales and a couple of stouts (the chocolate stout is very good) and a home-brewed root beer - if you're not so inclined, Pepsi products are offered. Aside from the good food, there are two unique benefits from dining here: A close study of the menu will give you enough vocabulary to chat with any rock climbers you might encounter and they have not one, but two real pinball (not a video game!!) machines for your pleasure.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Captiva Island, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Go for the Beer”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Went to Figure Eight with another couple for a Friday evening out. Selection of beers is extensive, wait staff knowledgeable. Fun to organize a beer flight with increasing bitterness. Food menu looked exciting, but was disappointing. Had to spice fish tacos, wrapped in some corporation's flat bread, with hot sauce: salads mainly lettuce. Valparaiso has so many great restaurants within walking distance. Start your evening enjoying a beer tasting at Figure 8, then enjoy a meal nearby.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Demotte, Indiana
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere bad beer”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

The place was clean and the food was good but the beer was not very good. I sampled all of the beers (12 in all I think) and only one of them was one I could maybe have a pull glass. I hope that they can improve their beer (I like a local brewpub) in the future. The staff was friendly and fast on the service.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Flossmoor, Illinois
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37 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“What a great place for a beer tasting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Our friends, my husband & I were out on a house tour & wanted somewhere close to stop for a drink or two. We were extremely happy with the beer ( you can get shot glasses of the beer to see if you like it), tried different shot of most of the beer & finally decided on our picks. We were just there for drinks but the food that was going out to different tables looked & smelled so good. We plan on going back for more good beer & to get something to eat next time. Great place, good prices, we will be back.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wooster, Ohio
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good Food, Really Good Beer, Great People”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

My wife and I stopped by the Figure Eight Brewery while we over-nighted in Valparaiso, In. We initially stopped for a brew and subsequently stayed for a meal. We saw food being delivered to other patrons and it looked so good we had dinner there. It did not disappoint. All of the menu items have something to do with mountain/rock climbing. We each had a Tahquitz Salad. The ingredients were fresh and the the dressing had just enough punch. Their beers were really good and reasonably priced. The staff was very friendly and took time to go over the beer selections. This place ranks very highly with me both for food and the brews. It's worth going to Valparaiso just for this place.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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